DataBank announced the groundbreaking of Salt Lake City 5 data center.

Located on DataBank's owned 24-acre Granite Point Campus in Bluffdale, UT, the new SLC5 facility offers enterprises and hyperscalers significant power and space for growth. The DataBank Granite Point Campus includes SLC2, SLC3, and SLC4 data centers and also DataBank's 66-megawatt privately-owned substation, offering significant power capabilities and reliability for the entire campus. SLC5 has a ready-for-service date of Q4 2019.

Nicknamed "Silicon Slopes", Utah has seen tremendous business growth in the technology sector with tech jobs growing at a rate of 3.6% (nearly double the national average). Those jobs are in areas such as IT support, information, computer and software sales and manufacturing. As a fully integrated and highly connected state-of-the-art facility, SLC5 was designed with the flexibility to address this growth across a wide range of customer requirements. The facility will connect to SLC 1, the de facto carrier SLC interconnection point via a high-speed optical metro transport ring. SLC5 will also encompass DataBank's full services suite including colocation, compliant hostingmanaged servicescloud computing, and storage.

"Today's high-performance computing, content providers, cloud giants and large enterprises need the ability to rapidly scale across all fronts - capacity, power, cooling, and connectivity," comments Kevin Ooley, President & CFO for DataBank. "DataBank designed the Granite Point campus with our customers' power and expansion requirements in mind, which were also the underlying reasons we designed and operate our own N+1 power substation. SLC5 offers customers redundancy at every level along with the ability to securely and reliably deliver applications and content."

SLC5 was designed to:

-       Support 10MW of redundant critical load capacity 

-       Include 12 or more carriers and cloud service providers

-       Enable rapid customer deployments 

-       Flexibly accommodate 175-250+ watts per sq. ft. 

-       Meet high performance computing requirements

-       Offer full customer amenities including break areas, private offices, training room, burn in room, and secure storage

Built with multiple layers of security access, SLC5 will have five 10,000 sq. ft. data halls with 36 inch raised floors and a total gross size of 90,000 sq. ft. Designed to support mission-critical workloads, SLC5 will be built to the standards necessary to achieve a high-security environment such as HIPAAPCI-DSSSSAE-18 SOC1 and SOC2, GDPR, and FedRAMP.

For additional information, please visit www.databank.com or call 1 (800) 840-7533.